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E-TeachUK was founded on the belief that every person has the ability to learn.

Eighteen years experience teaching Earth Sciences at A level and Degree Level. E-Leader and VLE Champion with over 10 years of experience  in designing and creating Moodle based courses.

  • We have extensive experience in training and supporting teachers in the use of Moodle to create subject-specific e-learning content.
  • We have extensive experience in the design and dissemination of Online, blended learning and distance learning content.
  • We have extensive experience in the adoption and implementation of Learning Technology.

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Touchscreen interface for seamless data transfer between the real and virtual worlds.

This technology gives you the ability to overlay anything in the real world with a touchscreen, so you can manipulate any object the same way you would on your touch-based device with your fingers. That’s probably why the Japanese company has dubbed this technology “touchscreen interface.”

[Updated on April 15 at 6:38pm ET to embed the video demo from DigInfoNews’ YouTube channel]
Read more: http://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/fujitsu-makes-paper-interactive-with-just-a-webcam-and-projector/#ixzz2Qd8Lcu9K
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In a study run by Daniel Schacter, the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Psychology, and Karl Szpunar, a postdoctoral fellow in psychology, they found that interspersing short quizzes into online learning course can dramatically increase student retention of material.

Schacter and Szpunar split a twenty-minute lecture into four five-minute segments. Some research subjects were presented with math problems after each segment while others were not. In the end, all subjects were tested on the material of the lecture.

The subjects who quizzed in between segments scored higher than all other groups, even outperforming the group that was allowed to review the material from the lecture.

Based on this finding, Schacter believes that quizzes to keep learners’ minds engaged are the most important component of effective online learning.

Links@

Original Article http://elearningindustry.com/harvard-researchers-frequent-tests-increase-retention-in-online-learning

More detail on the methodology http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2013/04/online-learning-its-different/

 

Blooms Taxonomy
 Blooms Taxonomy is a classification of learning objectives used in education. It is derived from the work of Benjamin Bloom et al. “The Taxonomy of Educational Objectives, The Classification of Educational Goals, Handbook I: Cognitive Domain”.
The original books was only intended to focus on the three main domains; the Active, psychomotor and Cognitive domains.

“Within the taxonomy learning at the higher levels is dependent on having attained prerequisite knowledge and skills at lower levels” (Orlich, et al. 2004).

 The goal of this approach was to enable educators to create a more holistic form of education.

Within the three main domains developed a set of six sub-domains, initially as nouns then modified and rearranged using verbs

Blooms Verbs
  • Creating
  • Evaluating
  • Analysing
  • Applying
  • Understanding
  • Remembering

 Using the main domains and verb associated with these I created a visual map of each set of verbs using Wordle, for example the figure below shows the the verbs associated with Remembering.

Wordle: Understanding
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Following on from Wordle and with the aid of Andrew Church’s (Blooms Digital Approach), I devised a hierarchy type diagram linking Moodle activities and assessment to Blooms Domains. From this platform I hope to design Moodle course using appropriate activities and resources to cover Lower Order Thinking Skills to Higher Order Thinking Skills.

 One thing to remember is that the processes of remembering, understanding are often intrinsic components of Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) and there are no hard and fast rules to say you must progress through Blooms Taxonomy from lower order skills to higher order.

References@

http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Benjamin_Bloom

http://www.teachers.ash.org.au/researchskills/dalton.htm
Krathwohl, D. R, Anderson, L. W. (2001) A Taxonomy for Learning, Teaching, and Assessing: A Revision of Bloom’s Taxonomy of Educational Objectives
Blooms Revised Taxonomy Digital Approach (Andrew Church)
http://edorigami.wikispaces.com/Bloom%27s+and+ICT+tools

Link to original https://www.thinglink.com/scene/373420797034758144#tlsite 

An absolutely great tool for creating tagged photos that can be shared and even allow collaborative tagging with students.

Tag with information, links to videos, websites and even audio.

ThingLink helps you create and discover rich images.

Be creative! Make your images come alive with music, video, text, images, shops and more!

Every image contains a story and ThingLink helps you tell your stories. Follow image channels from your favorite bands, bloggers and friends. Your ThingLink interactive images form a channel that other users can follow.

Share your channel with friends on Facebook and Twitter, and follow your friends. Touch and discovr.

http://www.thinglink.com/learn